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Cozy Powell Appreciation Thread!

Discussion in 'Metal' started by Hepcat, May 20, 2010.

  1. Hepcat

    Hepcat retired

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    Cozy Powell is probably the single most underappreciated/underrated by the public drummer ever. Cozy has played for these bands among others:

    Official Site

    Jeff Beck Group
    Rainbow
    Whitesnake
    Emerson, Lake & Powell
    Black Sabbath

    Cozy was also considered as a possible replacement for John Bonham by the surviving members of Led Zeppelin prior to their decision to just disband.

    'Nuff said.

    Cozy Powell
    29 December 1947 - 5 April 1998


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  2. Sox

    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    Cozy was a fantastic drummer I saw him with Peter Green's Splinter Group and he was awesome, Neil Murray was on bass and they were rock solid.

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  3. runtfan

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    The intro to Rainbow's Stargazer...'nuff said.

    A really great drummer !!
     
  4. LOU/REALM

    LOU/REALM Senior Member

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    Cozys musicianship was faultless...just look at the famous bands hes been featured with....i even remember" dance with the devil "single and this...brought back some memories.....:)

     
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  5. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    My memory must be going, I didn't realize how many great bands Cozy played with over his career.
     
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    Cozy did a lot of fantastic drumming on this album as well! :grinthumb

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  7. Dave78

    Dave78 Dave's not here, man

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    Much like Aynsley Dunbar. You look back on the career of a journeyman drummer only to realize he drummed for the likes of David Bowie, Journey and Whitesnake among a much longer list of artists.

    Back to Powell... as per drummerworld.com:

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    performed with:

    Whitesnake
    Black Sabbath
    Jeff Beck Group
    Donovan
    Ingwey Malmsteen
    Chrysalis
    Tony Ashton
    John Lord
    Hot Chocolate
    Rainbow
    Bernie Marsden
    Michael Schenker Group
    Graham Bonnet
    Robert Plant
    Phenomena
    Roger Daltrey
    Emeron Lake & Powell
    Gary Moore
    Brian May
    Glen Tipton
    Peter Green

    "....and many more"

    http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Cozy_Powell.html
     
  8. Magic

    Magic Woman of the World

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    For those of you who are Cozy fans.........He would have been 64 this past December 29th.



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    Gone but not forgotten.......


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  9. DaKillerWolf

    DaKillerWolf Cosmic Time Warp Warrior

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    Cozy was one of my favorite drummers .His work on the early Rainbow recordings was amazing. His contributions to Black Sabbath and MSG are also favorites of mine .An outstanding drummer who died too soon.
     
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    Magic Woman of the World

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    I have a ton of respect for Cozy......he picked up his name "Cozy" from a drummer of the big band era Cozy Cole, who was a smoker of a drummer.


     

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